Free modelling languages for linear and integer programming

Alistair Clark
2007 MSOR Connections  
This paper illustrates the use of a mathematical programming language when teaching Linear and Integer Programming models on Operational Research courses. Such languages have often required expensive optimization software, but fortunately, the world-wide scope of the internet has put powerful free optimization tools within the reach of anyone with a PC connected even briefly to the internet. An effective example that the University of the West of England uses in its postgraduate MSc Statistics
more » ... nd Management Science is the NEOS server. This freely-accessible tool permits the submission of large-scale managerial optimization problems over the internet in a wide-variety of formats and sends the results back by email, often very quickly.
doi:10.11120/msor.2007.07030031 fatcat:byelmh56djehde5v3hdnuzcf3i